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The Ph.D. Program in Humanics (Five-year Doctoral Program, University of Tsukuba) provides students with support services so that they can concentrate on their studies and research.The program also provides a pre-admission program for prospective students.

※The information below is based on FY2024.
Since a grant to the WISE program from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan will end in March 2025, financial support for FY2025 is currently under consideration.

Financial supports ※Information as of April 1, 2024.

Equivalent to Master's program

Before passing Qualifying Examination

  • Financial supports according to their research contribution based on RA (Research Assistant) - 120,000 yen/month
  • RA support equivalent to half tuition (added to RA support above)
  • Travel grant
    Applications to the University of Tsukuba Study Abroad Support Project (Habatake! University of Tsukuba Students) are also available.

Equivalent to Doctoral program

After passing Qualifying Examination

In addition to the contents listed above, applications to the following are available:

- JST-SPRING (Support for Pioneering Research Initiated by the Next Generation)
Ex. Research grant (2.22 million yen to 2.4 million yen/year) etc.

- Research Fellowship for Young Scientists from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Ex. Research grant (200,000 yen/month) etc.

- Other scholarships from private organizations

Students dormitory

Student dormitories including Oikoshi International Dormitory (approximately 30,000 yen/month) are available. These dormitories have been established to offer students excellent study environment along with the opportunity to experience autonomous civic life.
For further information regarding room, equipment and monthly rent, please refer to the website below.

Pre-admission program

Our program provides education for applicants and prospective students (pre-admission program).

  • Cultivate interdisciplinary skills at an early stage and realize doctoral education beyond the MD-PhD course
  • Recruit for excellent students

Campus Humanics Course

We provide education for applicants in bachelor’s and master’s programs. Prospective students in Medical Sciences (6-year system) can learn basic knowledge in engineering and informatics. Prospective students in Science, and Engineering and Informatics (4-year system) can learn basic knowledge in medicine. We also provide practical training and exercise course.

On-campus boot camp

During summer holidays, we provide education for applicants. Practical training and exercise courses of medical science, science, engineering and informatics are offered to them in the boot camp.

Courses with e-learning

We provide basic subjects through e-learning to support undergraduate and domestic students (business people and clinicians) in Japan and overseas.